Diffusion-weighted MR imaging findings of acute necrotizing encephalopathy

Albayram S., Bilgi Z., Selcuk H., Selcuk D., Cam H., Kocer N. , ...More

American Journal of Neuroradiology, vol.25, no.5, pp.792-797, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : American Journal of Neuroradiology
  • Page Numbers: pp.792-797


Multiple, symmetrical brain lesions affecting the bilateral thalami and cerebral white matter, which often show a concentric structure on CT and MR images, characterize acute necrotizing encephalopathy (ANE) of childhood. We describe the imaging findings of a 2-year-old child with ANE obtained with diffusion-weighted MR imaging. We discuss the significance of these findings, as well as the pathophysiology of ANE lesions, with reference to the appearance of the disease as revealed by diffusion-weighted MR imaging.